Manchester United could be about to break the British transfer record once again if reports in The Daily Star Sunday are to be believed.
Manchester United hold the current record signing by a British club with the £59.7 million paid for Angel Di Maria two years ago from Real Madrid.
They are rumoured to go back there to break it again as the club have been offered James Rodriguez in a £60m deal. Manchester United would be getting one of the stars of the 2014 World Cup who has failed to hit the heights demanded of him at Real Madrid since his £63 million move that summer.
According to the Daily Star the offer of Rodriquez was made to the Old Trafford club on Real’s behalf by his agent Jorge Mendes, who also represents Jose Mourinho.
Manchester United are now weighing up the proposition for a player who has also been linked with Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Juventus.
The Columbian would add some needed pace to the attack and be the answer to what manager Louis Van Gaal feels has been one of the reasons his side has struggled this season.
Rodriguez has repeatedly found himself left on the bench after failing to convince both Rafael Benitez and Zinedine Zidane, with the star ready to request to be sold after the Champions League final.
Rodriquez and his Real Madrid teammates finished runners up in La Liga, one point behind champions Barcelona.